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I'm using "Chicken of the VNC" to use a remote machine, and I have an issue with scrolling up the view to see the results of the commands.

Also JollyFastVNC doesn't have any scrolling bar. So I cannot see the full results if the lines are too many.

Am I missing something?

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May I suggest you try Jolly’s Fast VNC? Used to be “free” while in Alpha, but now is shareware. Although you can ’try it’ and keep asking for a trial. Other than the nagging screen at launch, the functionality is the same.

I’ve used COTVNC in the past, but jolly’s VNC is much faster.

update: Jolly’s Fast VNC has a smart zoom + mouse panning that allows you to scroll with the mouse: alt text

Maybe that will help you?

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It is funny, because I have the same issue with Jolly Fast VNC (which I hope not expiring after a while). I actually don't have scroll bar, cannot read first results lines. What am I missing ? – Patrick Sep 20 '10 at 18:40
I see the options they are both enabled but how is supposed the scrolling to work ? I'm using the wheel of the mouse with the pointer over the window.. still nothing. I found out a key combination to do it and it is: Fn + Shift + ArrowUp (or Down).. not very comfortable though – Patrick Sep 21 '10 at 6:47
Also, is APPLE + V (or CTRL + V) working ? I have to go to "Edit > Paste as Keystrokes" to copy paste the symbol "/" when I need it because for some reason it isn't in the keyboard mapping. – Patrick Sep 21 '10 at 6:49
@Patrick the mouse panning follows the mouse pointer, and it’s intended to allow you to “view” remote computers that have a bigger resolution than yours, avoiding the annoying scroll bars. It consists of a “zoomed area” (you can define de size) and when you move your mouse to one side (for example) the zoomed area will move with you. If the remote computer has a 1024x768 resolution and your computer is on a 1900x1200 display, you’ll not see the effect in action. – Martín Marconcini Sep 21 '10 at 16:31
Regarding the copy/paste, if the remote box is Windows (or linux), I believe you’ll have to do CTRL-C/V respectively. – Martín Marconcini Sep 21 '10 at 16:31

For chicken of VNC, you need to resize the window, and the scroll bar will appear. Looks like this is a bug (or a feature ;) ). It's quite annoying. I'd just reset the server's window size, to match the max windows size in your client.

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On OS X Lion, resizing the window briefly causes the scrollbars to reappear; if you're quick enough you can use them.

This is clearly a (horrible) usability bug - it wasn't a problem before I upgraded to Lion. Hopefully the developers fix it for the next release.

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Chicken of the VNC is now obsolete, but a branch has been started called just "Chicken", which solves this problem.

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